Heath School ~ January 6, 2023
Dear Heath Community:
We are using a new newsletter format now and this is our inaugural issue of the "Community Notes" on the smore platform. Enjoy!
Soap Box Derby
The students in the Soap Box Derby class, led by the intrepid Mr. Durant, is a chance for students to design, build, work with real tools, pilot, practice, and collaborate. Then it's an even more awesome opportunity to strap on a helmet, wreck, roll down hills, and have a blast.
Write Matt Durant at email@example.com to find out more!
Grades 1, 3 and 5: CAP Parent/Guardian Info Meeting – Friday 1/27 at 8:15am in the Cafeteria
First, Third and Fifth graders will attend CAP (Child Assault Prevention) workshops during February. CAP is an empowerment program teaching that all children have the right to be SAFE, STRONG and FREE. Your permission is requested for your child to participate.
To learn more about the CAP Program, please consider attending the CAP Parent/Guardian Info Meeting – Friday 1/27 at 8:15am in the Cafeteria.
If you have any questions, please contact Kim Freedman, CAP Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tomorrow (Saturday) at 9am: Science Fair 2023 Workshop #2
The 2nd of 4 Science Fair prep workshops is coming up this Saturday, Jan. 7th @ 9a. Join us on Zoom here: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/3896912429
Whether you are just starting to think about the March 4th Science Fair or are already working on a project, THIS IS THE PERFECT TIME. On Saturday, we will help young scientists:
- Come up with ideas: go over general project categories, share past years' examples
- Get organized: give highlights on timeline, logbook / science journal, planning resources, presentation format
- Think about projects' next steps: in a one-on-one conversation with a Science Fair Committee member, students can discuss project status, get feedback, ask questions
For lots of great information, visit the Science Fair website often, and reach out to any Committee member (below). We're here to help!
See you Saturday.
The Science Fair Committee
HEATH SCIENCE FAIR 2023
When: March 4, 2023
Where: Heath School
Notes from the Library
The Brookline Public Library wants to remind parents that they have a full calendar of events for children this winter and spring, including after school activities, elementary book clubs, crafting activities, Dungeons and Dragons program for tweens, and more. Find out more on their calendar. It also has ongoing reading challenges for all ages, which are a great match for both kids who already love reading and kids who may need a prize or two to keep them going. Information about our reading challenges (1,000 Books Before Kindergarten, 200 Books Before Middle School, and 100 Books Before High School and Graduation) can be found on their website.
As winter sets in, it's a great time to curl up with a good book. Heath library provides access to a large selection of ebooks for students. Here are a few great choices for wintry days:
Kindergarten Registration: Happening Now
Registration for the upcoming KIndergarten class is slated to begin in January 2023. In preparation, the Office of Registration and Enrollment will be hosting two virtual information sessions on the enrollment process - the next session is scheduled Thursday, January 12, from 7:00 - 8:00 p.m. We are committed to ensuring that our newest families and students have a smooth and successful transition to the first day of school in Brookline.
Folks may also elect to sign up directly by visiting www.brookline.k12.ma.us/k-info.
Monday, January 9th: Grade 3 Rainbow Club!, 11:20-11:50am
Tuesday, January 10th: Grades 6-8 GSA, 10:35-11:15am
Wednesday, January 11th: METCO Connections Breakfast, 7:30-8:00am
Wednesday, January 11th: Grades 6-8 Student Climate Action Group, 10:35-11:05am
Wednesday, January 11th: AAPI Lunar New Year Activity, 2:45-4:15pm
Thursday, January 12th: Young Scholars, Room 209, 2:30-3:30pm
Monday, January 16th: School Closed: Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday
Tuesday, January 17th: Grades 6-8 GSA, 10:35-11:15am
Wednesday, January 18th: Grades 6-8 Student Climate Action Group, 10:35-11:05am
Thursday, January 19th: Young Scholars, Room 209, 2:30-3:30pm
Friday, January 20th: PEP, 8:05am
Friday, January 6th: Ski and Snowboard Club, 2:30-10:00pm
Friday, January 13th: Ski and Snowboard Club, 2:30-10:00pm
Wednesday, January 18th: 4B Peabody Museum Field Trip, 8:05am-1:30pm
Thursday, January 19th: 4O Peabody Museum Field Trip, 8:05am-1:30pm
Friday, January 20th: Ski and Snowboard Club, 2:30-10:00pm
Dr. Asa Sevelius, Ed.D. | Heath School Principal
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